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I5-2500k seems a little hot...

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May 28, 2012 8:18:46 AM

Hey guys, been using the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo on my i5-2500k (set at stock settings because I tried overclocking, caused crashing a few times, then I got lazy and reverted),
so at stock settings, with a decent air cooler, should I really be seeing an average of 45C on each core on CoreTemp, RealTemp, HWMonitor etc?

I do stream a lot of 1080 videos, but surely my 6870 should take the brunt on that, not my cpu right?
I also play a lot of Minecraft, Diablo 3, Terraria, etc, and I can see why when playing the games it gets warm, but when I'm NOT?

Is it most likely I would have put too much thermal paste on, or messed up the install on the cooler?


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May 28, 2012 8:25:31 AM

45c at load is actually really good. If those aren't load temps, then they seem a little warm, but we really need load temps to tell you if there's a problem.

For reference, my 2500k gets into the low 80s when I push it to the max and run benches. 45c is nothing.
May 28, 2012 8:30:55 AM

No these aren't load temps, I'd be amazed if they were :p 
Right now I have skype and chrome (with 3 1080p videos streaming and Toms Hardware open) and HWMonitor is showing me at an average of 41C
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May 28, 2012 8:34:38 AM

So what are your load temps? Download Prime95, let it run until your temps stop going up or get to 80+ (which would be definitely overheating).
May 28, 2012 8:44:50 AM

The in-place large FFTs test?
a b à CPUs
May 28, 2012 8:48:51 AM

Yeah, that one is fine. You just need to keep your cores at 100% for a while.
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May 28, 2012 8:49:01 AM

^ The Small FFTs test will do. What is your ambient temp?
May 28, 2012 8:55:01 AM
They kinda levelled out there^
Seems to warm at stock speeds to overclock, right?
And my ambient atm is probably like 25C
Thanks guys
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May 28, 2012 8:58:20 AM

Those temps are fine, if a bit warm. Might be improper thermal paste application. My chip runs about that hot at 1.35v.
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May 28, 2012 8:59:26 AM

That's definitely warm for stock with a 212 Evo. I'm at 4.5 @ 1.277V load voltage, and my temps are just slightly lower than that, actually (58-62C and ambient at 23C) with my 212 Evo. I have it set up in push/pull, but it doesn't make THAT much of a difference. Might want to do a re-mount.
May 28, 2012 8:59:31 AM

Thanks :)  I'll just stick to clock speeds they're fine for me anyways, they barely speed up my render times etc :D 
May 28, 2012 9:01:50 AM

I'll remount this weekend then, thanks guys